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Hungarian parliament introduces emergency anti-migration laws

Budapest - Hungary's parliament pushed through emergency anti-migration laws Friday to halt a surge in numbers crossing into the EU state as crowds of refugees and migrants defied the security forces in their quest to reach western Europe.

Hungary shuts border crossing after migrants escape

Budapest - Hungary shut its main border crossing with Serbia on Friday after about 300 migrants escaped from a nearby refugee camp, police said.

Hungary to lay on buses to border for refugee marchers

Budapest - Hungary said late Friday it would lay on buses to take thousands of migrants walking towards Austria on the motorway to the border town of Hegyeshalom if they wanted.

Migrants refuse to get off train to go to Hungarian camp: AFP

Hungary - Several hundred migrants were refusing Thursday to get off a train in Hungary and be taken to a refugee camp, an AFP reporter said.

Tensions rise at Hungary station as migrant numbers swell

Budapest - Tensions in Hungary between migrants and police rose throughout Wednesday as hundreds of mainly young men faced off against police blocking their path into Budapest's main international train station.

Chaos in Hungary as figures show gravity of migrant crisis

Budapest - Hungarian police blocked hundreds of migrants from boarding trains to western Europe from Budapest's main rail station Tuesday, as figures showed more than 350,000 have risked their lives to cross the Mediterranean this year.

Migrants dash for last train to Germany from bottleneck Budapest

Budapest - The 21.10 train to Munich, the last out of Budapest to Germany, was tantalisingly close, just a few metres the other side of a crush barrier and some ticket inspectors.

Hungary slams 'groundless' French criticism of border barrier

Budapest - Hungary on Sunday lashed out at French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius over his criticism of the country's new anti-migrant border barrier, accusing him of "shocking and groundless" judgements.

New arrest in Hungary over Austrian migrant tragedy

Budapest - Hungarian police said Sunday that they have arrested a fifth man over the deaths of 71 migrants found in an abandoned truck in Austria last week.

Hungary says anti-migrant barrier along Serb border complete

Budapest - A razor-wire barrier along Hungary's border with non-EU member Serbia, aimed at keeping out migrants, has been completed, the Hungarian defence ministry said on Saturday.

Austria migrant tragedy suspects in custody as second truck found

Taf - Four suspects in Austria's migrant truck tragedy were remanded in custody in Hungary on Saturday, as Austrian police rescued three "severely dehydrated" refugee children packed into another vehicle.

Hungary mulls stiff penalties for border jumpers, people smugglers

Budapest - Hungary moved Friday to stiffen penalties for illegal border crossing in a new bid to deter the wave of migrants surging into the country in record numbers.

Hungary razor wire no hurdle for hardened migrants

R - Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has vaunted the razor-wire fence being laid along the Serbian border as the only answer to stop tens of thousands of migrants from getting in.

Refugee wave into hotspot Hungary hits new record high

R - As Hungary scrambles to ramp up defences on its border with Serbia, refugees continued to surge into the country in record numbers, police figures confirmed Thursday.

Budapest train stations morph into makeshift refugee camps

Budapest - As Europe's migrant crisis hits Hungary with full force, Budapest's train stations have begun to resemble refugee camps, with families fleeing war and hardship scattered about on blankets, with babies in their midst.

Hungary considers using military to stem tide of migrants

Hungry, desperate and tired, migrants keep coming, forcing their way over the razor-wire fence that runs 100 miles along Hungary's southern border with Serbia. The migrants don't plan on staying, because Hungary is just a stopover on the way to freedom.

Hungary looks to use army in migrant crisis

Budapest - Hungary's parliament could approve next week deploying troops to stem the flow of "increasingly aggressive" migrants crossing from Serbia, under ruling party proposals announced Wednesday.

Hungary migrant crisis escalates as police fire tear gas

R - Hungary's migrant crisis escalated Wednesday as police fired tear gas at the EU country's main processing centre and the government announced 2,000 "border hunters" to stem the flow of record numbers of people entering.

Hungary sends 2,100 police to Serbia border to stem migrant influx

Budapest - Hungary's police chief said Wednesday more than 2,100 police would be sent to the country's border with Serbia, as record numbers of refugees and migrants pour into the EU member state.

Record numbers cross Hungary border as refugee crisis escalates

R - Record numbers of refugees are streaming into EU member Hungary from Serbia, posing a new headache for regional leaders at a summit this week set to be dominated by Europe's worst migrant crisis since World War II.
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